Haute Route

haute_route_map

I thought I would post some information here about what we are up to so people have a place to get the details.

What are we doing?

We are going to attempt to “run” from Chamonix to Zermatt – Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn. The route we are taking will likely be somewhere between 160-180 km and we are aiming to finish in 11 days. Each day will be between 15-24 km and will vary in difficulty based on changes in elevation. The map to the left will give a general idea of our route, but it could vary depending on conditions, how we are feeling, etc.

Why are we doing this?

We are not completely sure ourselves!?!? All we know is that three years ago we had a great time doing the Tour Mont Blanc and this trip promises to be more of the same. Since we have been doing more trail running over the past year, we thought it would be fun to give a multi-day run a try. But, our main goal is to have fun and be safe, so if that means hiking instead of running at times, that’s what we’ll do!

Information for those interested in following along:

Map and Messages:
https://share.delorme.com/ASkinn (password to access the map is: hauteroute)

We hope this works! While we are running, our new GPS device should send a location data point every 10-20 mins. We will also try to remember to send a message each night, from the GPS device, which will appear on the map. If we forget to send a message one night, or have technical difficulties, please do not worry about us. We will update everyone when we can.

Talk to you all soon! We will try and post here when we can as well but we don’t expect to have reliable or regular internet service for the next couple of weeks.

Andy and Amanda